Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019

The stock market kept performing well on Monday, and the Dow Jones Industrials posted its 12th straight all-time record high. Market sentiment was sunny following the release of Warren Buffett’s annual shareholder letter over the weekend, and the Oracle of Omaha made positive comments about the sustainability of the current bull market, which was able to overcome early declines in the major market benchmarks. However, some stocks didn’t fare as well as the overall market, and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI), and Horizon Pharma (NASDAQ:HZNP) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

Tesla gets a poor review

Shares of Tesla fell 4% after the electric car manufacturer received a downgrade from analysts at Goldman Sachs. The Wall Street giant cut its rating on Tesla from neutral to sell, citing concerns about the company’s ability to launch its Model 3 mass-market sedan, execute on the strategy behind its acquisition of solar specialist SolarCity, and deal with the need to tap the capital markets to raise cash. Yet even the bearish analysts admit that Tesla has a competitive advantage over rival automakers with respect to the technology and architecture of its electric vehicles, and Tesla’s efforts to boost battery production appear to be working. Nevertheless, the question facing investors is whether Tesla can execute well on the huge opportunity it has in front of it, and at least in Goldman’s eyes, that could prove more difficult than initially thought.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Christopher & Banks Corporation(CBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Christopher & Banks Co. (NYSE:CBK) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $0.75 and last traded at $0.81, with a volume of 12488 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $0.89.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Commerzbank AG (ETR:CBK) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have assigned a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is €10.98 ($12.76).

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $5.56 billion.
    Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $466.25 million.
    Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $6.20 billion.
    Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.46 per share on revenue of $8.13 billion.
    Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE: BURL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $1.49 billion.
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $726.56 million.
    American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $806.17 million.
    Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $276.27 bmillion.
    Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $682.68 million.
    Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE: SFL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $92.08 million.
    Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PERY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $232.30 million.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $140.83 million.
    Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $90.20 million.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $160.50 million.
    Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE: CBK) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $89.35 million.
  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Warburg Research set a €8.80 ($10.35) target price on Commerzbank (ETR:CBK) in a report issued on Monday morning. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: NanoString Technologies, Inc.(NSTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NanoString Technologies (NASDAQ: NSTG) is one of 91 publicly-traded companies in the “Biological products, except diagnostic” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare NanoString Technologies to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) shares gained 88.18 percent to close at $4.14 on Tuesday.
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares jumped 18.04 percent to close at $0.3010 on Tuesday.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares gained 16.61 percent to close at $0.49 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd. (NASDAQ: ARCT) rose 16.09 percent to close at $7.00 on Tuesday.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 14.53 percent to close at $62.65 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
    NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSTG) shares surged 12.64 percent to close at $13.19.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 12.12 percent to close at $4.07 on Tuesday.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) shares climbed 11.58 percent to close at $6.55 on Tuesday.
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) rose 11.23 percent to close at $32.28 following a report from Reuters that the company is looking for a sale.
    iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) gained 11.15 percent to close at $22.52.
    Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT) rose 10.4 percent to close at $7.11.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) gained 10.26 percent to close at $3.33. Stein Mart is expected to release quarterly earnings on May 23.
    MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG) shares rose 10.11 percent to close at $8.06.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 8.2 percent to close at $8.18. Container Store reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter after the closing bell.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares gained 7.69 percent to close at $9.10 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.4 percent to close at $59.03 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.

     

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Daily Journal Corp. (S.C.)(DJCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Daily Journal (NASDAQ:DJCO) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Tuesday.

    Separately, TheStreet raised shares of Daily Journal from a c- rating to a b rating in a report on Monday, February 12th.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: DXP Enterprises Inc.(DXPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News stories about DXP Enterprises (NASDAQ:DXPE) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. DXP Enterprises earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.1699723331071 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Press coverage about DXP Enterprises (NASDAQ:DXPE) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. DXP Enterprises earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 44.8189875544661 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new stake in DXP Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:DXPE) in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 10,421 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $406,000.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Annaly Capital Management Inc(NLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp cut its holdings in ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH (NYSE:NLY) by 7.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 978,335 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 79,911 shares during the period. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp owned approximately 0.08% of ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH worth $10,204,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Second, and building on that previous point, what mortgage REITs might lack with a less-than-perfect rising-rate environment, they’ve gained in managerial experience. With the exception of industry juggernaut Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY), virtually no other mortgage REITs had much experience prior to the Great Recession. However, most of these publicly traded mortgage REITs now have a decade or more of experience under their belts. This experience should come in handy as lending rates rise.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Texas Yale Capital Corp. lowered its holdings in Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) by 25.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 66,050 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 22,275 shares during the period. Texas Yale Capital Corp.’s holdings in Annaly Capital Management were worth $689,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NYSE: NLY) traded down more than 3.2% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $9.95 after closing Wednesday at $10.28. The stock’s 52-week high is $12.733. Volume was about three times the daily average of around 2 million shares. The company’s Q1 results were inline, but an announced $900 million acquisition of MTGE Investment Corp. did not go down well with shareholders.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Oceaneering International, Inc.(OII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    I’vewritten previouslyabout my belief that shrinking oil inventories and rising crude oil prices will spark a recovery in energy services stocks, and I’ve already explained why Core Labsand Hess Corp are favorite stocks of mine to buy. Now, after reviewingOceaneering International’s (NYSE:OII) first-quarter results,I’m increasingly convinced that it’s a great time to add this stock to any portfolio.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) warned investors earlier this year that 2018 would be a challenging one. The offshore service and product company also thought that the first quarter would be particularly tough because it’s a seasonally weaker quarter. While itdidn’t go exactly as the company envisioned, the results met its muted expectations overall.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) shot up 3.5% on Monday . The stock traded as high as $24.97 and last traded at $23.65. 84,481 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 93% from the average session volume of 1,156,536 shares. The stock had previously closed at $24.52.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Friday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated a market perform rating on shares of Oceaneering International in a report on Saturday, June 2nd. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded Oceaneering International from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $29.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, May 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Oceaneering International from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Barclays set a $20.00 price objective on Oceaneering International and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Sunday, April 29th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price objective on Oceaneering International to $26.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a report on Monday, April 30th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Oceaneering International has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $22.85.

  • [By Todd Campbell, Rich Smith, and Neha Chamaria]

    There isn’t much love forOwens Corning (NYSE:OI),Camping World Holdings(NYSE:CWH), and Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII)on Wall Street right now, but that could be about to change. Some of our top Motley Fool investors think the tough timesthat have soured the mood of institutional investors on these stocks could be ending and that could make these stocks bargains worth buying.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders purchased 833 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,415% compared to the average daily volume of 55 put options.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: U.S. Bancorp(USB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Avalon Advisors LLC trimmed its holdings in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by 0.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 207,546 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,656 shares during the period. Avalon Advisors LLC’s holdings in U.S. Bancorp were worth $10,481,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Deutsche Bank also favors this top super-regional bank for the rest of 2018.U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States and fourth largest by number of branches. Founded in 1929 and headquartered in Minneapolis, USBancorp offers a comprehensive line of banking, investment, brokerage, trust and mortgage services to consumers, businesses and institutions.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by 2.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 262,874 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 7,212 shares during the period. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in U.S. Bancorp were worth $13,275,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) should be positioned to do well compared with the rest of the major banks in 2018 and beyond. The problem is that you would never know it if you only looked at its stock price. This is the largest regional bank in America, as well as the seventh largest bank in America by assets. Is it possible that all the good things and solid returns are more than fully reflected in the share price?

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: FIRST REPUBLIC BANK(FRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MUFG Americas Holdings Corp lessened its position in shares of First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) by 19.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 13,956 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 3,360 shares during the period. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp’s holdings in First Republic Bank were worth $1,292,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mackay Shields LLC bought a new stake in First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 12,402 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $1,149,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Freicoin (CURRENCY:FRC) traded down 19.6% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on June 7th. One Freicoin coin can now be purchased for about $0.0069 or 0.00000090 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Freicoin has a total market cap of $214,550.00 and $25.00 worth of Freicoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last seven days, Freicoin has traded 15.6% higher against the dollar.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Costco Wholesale Corporation(COST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    There are plenty of jokes about buying in bulk at warehouse chains such as Costco (Nasdaq: COST), such as this tweet by@amour72mg: “I’m going toCostcotomorrow. Anyone need 7 lbs of cheese?” That may be amusing, but if you or your household consumes a fair amount of cheese, that large quantity isn’t so unreasonable. Buying your household staples in volume is often a smart, money-saving move. Not always, but often. Make a note of the things you consume a lot of and then compare the prices at your regular shopping location (such as your supermarket) with the prices at your favorite warehouse store. Acomparisonof prices at a Costco and aWalmart(NYSE: WMT) earlier this year by the folks at kitchn.com found prices lower at Costco by 11% for milk, by 16% for eggs, and by 30% for wild Alaskan salmon. (Prices were lower at Walmart for some items, though, such as sliced turkey and paper towels.)

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST) and Walmart (NYSE:WMT) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    FDx Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in Costco (NASDAQ:COST) by 28.7% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 15,361 shares of the retailer’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,429 shares during the period. FDx Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Costco were worth $2,894,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    While Costco (NASDAQ:COST) stock has not tanked, it has been trading below its 52-week high. Shares closed April 6 at $183.96, nearly 9% below their 52-week high of $199.98.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    There are several parts of the value chain that create natural and organic goods:

    Individual organic farmers, who you largely cannot invest in. Producers of organic foods, who take farmer’s goods and combine them for consumption. This includes players likeHain Celestial (NASDAQ:HAIN),SunOpta, andLifeway Foods. Grocers with a focus on natural and organic goods, which originally includedWhole Foods (now owned by Amazon),Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM), andNatural Grocers — what I refer to as “pure-play,” which are grocers with a sole focus on organic. But the list now includes big names likeKroger(NYSE:KR),Costco(NASDAQ:COST), andWalmart(NYSE:WMT). Distributors specializing in natural and organic food, primarilyUnited Natural Foods.

    When the Great Recession hit, many of these pure-play natural and organic companies (read: not Costco, Walmart, or Kroger) were devastated. Consumers were pinching pennies and unwilling to pay the extra money for organic fruits.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued downbeat earnings forecast.
    Lululemon Athletica inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.
    Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ: ULTA) reported upbeat results for its first quarter, but issued weak second-quarter earnings and sales guidance.
    Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) reported better-than-expected results for its third quarter.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Fibrocell Science Inc(FCSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

    Get Fibrocell alerts:

    Year-to-date (YTD) in the Spotlight Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCSC), eMagin Corporation (NYSE:EMAN … (stocksnewspoint.com) Have an eye on: Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCSC), Kelso Technologies Inc. (NYSE:KIQ), Siebert Financial Corp … (journalfinance.net) Fibrocell Science (FCSC) Sees Hammer Chart Pattern: Time to Buy? (finance.yahoo.com) Chester County gene therapy company completes $6M stock sale (finance.yahoo.com) Wining Three Stocks: MasTec, Inc. (NYSE:MTZ), Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCSC), Volt Information Sciences … (thestreetpoint.com)

    Shares of FCSC traded down $0.16 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $2.40. 283,121 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 206,910. The stock has a market capitalization of $14.57 million, a PE ratio of -0.29 and a beta of 0.45. Fibrocell has a fifty-two week low of $2.21 and a fifty-two week high of $23.20.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSC) were down 10 percent to $2.58. Fibrocell reported a $6.0 million registered direct offering priced at-the-market.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSC) was down, falling around 13 percent to $2.51. Fibrocell reported a $6.0 million registered direct offering priced at-the-market

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Fibrocell Science (FCSC)

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  • [By Alexander Bird]

    We’re talking 471% potential gains…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN) $2.50 158.64%
    Astrotech Corp. (Nasdaq: ASTC) $4.17 132.80%
    Xenetic Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: XBIO) $5.58 71.95%
    Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd. (NYSE: NAT) $2.73 38.43%
    United States Antimony Corp. (NYSE: UAMY) $0.49 36.47%
    Soeno Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: SLNO) $2.65 33.05%
    Fibrocell Science Inc. (Nasdaq: FCSC) $3.16 31.36%
    Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE: TNK) $1.30 29.70%
    Neovasc Inc. (Nasdaq: NVCN) $0.04 27.30%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.24 25.98%

    While the gains of last week’s top penny stocks are exciting, investors who know where to look can unlock even bigger gains…

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